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Top 50 Fittest Cities in the U.S.

If you live in the Washington, D.C., area, chances are high that you’re living a healthy lifestyle, according to the American Fitness Index, a rankings list identifying the 50 fittest cities in America. Residents of the nation’s capital region are rated the fittest of 50 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) for …

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Increase Your Brown Fat to Maintain a Healthy Body Weight

Body “fat” overall gets a bad reputation, especially visceral fat that is known to increase the risk for health problems like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Few of us would ever want to purposefully increase our fat stores, considering “excess dysfunctional adipose tissue” (extra fat!) is considered a major risk factor for …

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The Secret to Intermittent Fasting for Women

By Dr. Amy Shah, MD Chances are if you are health and fitness savvy, you’ve heard of intermittent fasting and its benefits for fat loss and overall health. But did you know that, if you’re a woman, fasting could lead to hormonal imbalance and could lead to fertility issues? Here, …

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Mythbusters: Exercise Is Key for Weight Loss

The Myth Exercise is huge for weight loss. The Reality Believe it or not, exercise for weight loss is not one of the top benefits of exercise. Regular exercise comes with a ton of health benefits, but if you’re trying to lose weight, your best bet is to focus on …

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A Science-Backed Remedy for Too Much Sitting

Too much sitting doesn’t just put you at risk for bulging disc and tension headaches — it’s now considered as dangerous as smoking. (1) But guess what? You may be able to eliminate your increased risk of early death caused by too much sitting at work by exercising one hour a day. That’s the verdict …

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